Schindler's List
Schindler's List (1993)

Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 15, 1993
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Schindler's List blends the abject horror of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg's signature tender humanism to create the director's dramatic masterpiece.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

With seemingly effortless grace and skill, Schindler's List balances fear and exaltation, humor and horror, love and death. It evokes, superbly, a time of savagery and grief, and the inexplicable, stunning compassion that rises within and against it.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

More than any previous non-documentary Holocaust movie, this one convinces through the accumulation of such detail.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Schindler's List, with its grave documentary thoroughness and moral complexity, rewrites film history. It is one of the cinema's finest achievements.

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

Spielberg ultimately remains Spielberg, finding his enduring themes within Thomas Keneally's novel and giving them the full Spielberg treatment.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Schindler's List is filmed in black and white, but the triumph of Neeson's portrait and Steven Zaillian's screenplay is that Oskar Schindler remains gray and enigmatic.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

It was (and remains) irreducibly [Spielberg's] masterpiece.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

For this film Spielberg has done the best directing of his career. Much of his previous work has been clever and some of it better than that, but Schindler's List is masterly.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

What the visual immediacy of Schindler's List does is to prod each of us to fill in the gaps of emotion for ourselves. To put this another way, the more you are able to invest in this superb, demanding film, the more you are likely to get back.

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Mark Steyn
The Spectator

Spielberg understands that that tension is a problem not just of filming the subject, but of the subject itself: that the tale of any one individual has to struggle to avoid being swamped by the sheer scale of horror.

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Flixster Audience Score: 97% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Spielbergs masterpiece. An amazing cast makes this one of the all time best movies.
Sam Barnett
No film I have ever seen manages to convey stronger emotions than "Schindler's List".
Carlos Magalhães
Spielberg's direction is wonderful as he recreates the abject horrors of the Holocaust in this profoundly sad and disturbing drama made with so much love… More
Eric Shankle
A stunning piece of work and one of the most important films ever made. "Schindler's List" is powerful and disturbing; it gives an accurate look… More
xGary Xx
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Thomas Keneally's novel based on the role of Oscar Schindler during the holocaust was very much his cinematic coming… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
A near flawless film with wonderful acting and fantastic writing. It is a beautiful, haunting portrayal of the Holocaust.